SMC Employee Feature

Meet the staff who serve students at Santa Monica College!

Devina SheppherdDevina Sheppherd is a Student Services Clerk in the Admissions & Records Office who helps new and continuing students with their enrollment process in relation to residency, applying and enrolling, and more.

She is also a fellow community college student, with two associate degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Arts – Arts & Humanities. While working at SMC, Devina is also currently attending California State University, Los Angeles to obtain a B.S. in Business Administration.

She has worked at SMC for 3.6 years and has been a part of the Classified Professional Development Committee. Currently, she has invested time in the District Planning and Advisory Council – Human Resources Committee. Devina is a charismatic, loyal, observant and approachable person, She has been told she is the life of the party, even though she doesn't believe it one bit, and is goofy as "all get-out".

What brought you to SMC?

I have always had a fondness for Santa Monica because of the atmosphere and environment. After visiting SMC, I realized that this college would be a good fit for me. As a temporary worker in the library, I forged relationships that made me want to stay at SMC.

How is your commute?

Once I have my wonderful cup of coffee in hand, it takes me roughly about 15-20 minutes to get to work.

What is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place is to be outside on a warm day. So I tend to enjoy my lunch hour outside with my close colleagues because I am able to enjoy SMC's beautiful scenery.

What is your vacation spot, or place to visit?

I enjoy staying in the log cabins at Big Bear or drinking wine and picnicking in Temecula, but I am extremely looking forward to visiting South Korea and Japan! However, I will sincerely enjoy any place with great company.

What is most rewarding about working at SMC?

The people I work with and the relationships that I have been able to establish. Also, I enjoy the various interactions with the students I assist daily.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

A positive and transparent person like Dr. Jeffery.

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